Personal Injury Allegations
We defended an international automobile manufacturer against allegations of personal injury resulting from a defective product. The plaintiffs alleged that a door handle on a vehicle manufactured by our client was defective and it malfunctioned, causing an injury. The plaintiffs neglected to secure testimony from an expert witness regarding the vehicle’s design, manufacture or maintenance, and we filed a motion for summary judgment in federal court, claiming that the plaintiffs could not prove an identifiable defect in the product. The court granted summary judgment to our client, stating that “plaintiffs cannot establish a design or manufacturing defect without expert testimony.” The plaintiffs’ claims were dismissed with prejudice.